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Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters

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Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines, and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 12, 2017) — Are there enough funds for disaster management in 2017? Continue reading Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters

Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

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WAITING FOR REPAIRS. Residents gather by a road damaged by the quake. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

The magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Leyte is generated by the movement of the Leyte Segment of the Philippine Fault

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) found the ground rupture caused by the magnitude-6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte province on Thursday, July 6. Continue reading Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

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FRONTLINE. Local governments are the first responders to every disaster, says DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero. Rappler screengrab

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — Disaster preparedness needs to be brought down to the community level. Continue reading Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

Rappler, Philippine Red Cross ink tie-up on disaster preparedness

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PARTNERSHIP. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and Philippine Red Cross Chairman and Senator Richard Gordon inks the memorandum of agreement for disaster risk reduction. Photo from Rappler

The project aims to educate a wider range of audience in disaster preparedness and risk reduction by publishing content of relevant topics on social media

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — Rappler and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) are partnering on a project to educate a wider audience about disaster preparedness and risk reduction by maximizing the internet, especially social media. Continue reading Rappler, Philippine Red Cross ink tie-up on disaster preparedness

Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

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WARNING. Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that past earthquakes provide an abundance of lessons in disaster preparedness. Rappler screengrab

Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of ‘the Big One’ will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — The earthquake that hit Leyte on Thursday, July 6, is both a warning and a guide for residents of Metro Manila. Continue reading Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs